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Now You Know: The Book of Answers

Now You Know: The Book of Answers    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 1-55002-461-2
Pages 160
Language English only
Price $19.99
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Written by Doug Lennox.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2003.


Our daily lives are filled with little sayings and habits that we don't think much about. Many of them have their roots in history and were passed down by our ancestors, and though the reasons for them have often been forgotten, they linger still. Have you ever wondered:
  • Why are golf assistants called caddies?
  • Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right?
  • Why is football played on a “gridiron,” and a leg injury called a “Charlie horse”?
  • Why is an eager person “gung ho” and a coward “yellow”?
The answers to these questions and the origins of hundreds of other expressions and customs are brought together in this fascinating collection of the history behind everyday words and routines. With all the conciseness of his original radio scripts, Doug Lennox “cuts to the quick” in telling you the things you always wanted to know.

Also available:
Now You Know: Canada's Heroes
Now You Know More: The Book of Answers, Vol. 2
Now You Know Almost Everything: The Book of Answers, Vol. 3
Now You Know, Volume 4: The Book of Answers
Now You Know Big Book of Answers

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